posted on Jan, 11 2008 @ 08:18 PM
Ok this might end up being a long post, and if it does end up being in a second post, please wait until I finish before answering. If this has been
posted in the past, I apologize.
Note: This post is not meant to insult the intelligence of either supporters or skeptics of the UFO phenomenon. But merely to point out certain things
that can if anything help make better reasoning of arguments concerning the behavior or the UFO phenomenon. To the skeptics, please take note that I
will be talking from the point of view of assuming that we have UFO evidence that can't be disputed or can't be debunked. Of course this is all just
supposition so you can take it as you will. If a mod thinks this post is worth being stickied I'd be very honored. If not, let the comments roll.
The argument of Intelligence v. Level for Intelligence.
Ok, I'm sure we've all heard this before "They've travelled light years to our planet, so therefore they MUST be intelligent.
Well yes, of course they would have to be intelligent in order to pilot anything, that is obvious. What people should be asking however is the level
of intelligence of these beings and what would it be equal to. Let me put it this way. Right here in our own earth there are millions upon millions of
people, all with differing levels of intelligence suiting their own personal goals/dreams/choices/etc. Let me put it to you this way. At some point in
the past, having and riding an automobile not only required money but an understanding that back then we would've described the person driving to be
an "educated" person. Yet now a days, the technology has been stream lined to the point where anyone can learn to drive a car even individuals we
would hastilly describe as being "un-educated".
Investigators should really question not only the beings riding the saucer, but also the beings behind creating it. Think of it this way. When you go
to work, you are really only taught certain tasks, they don't really teach you absolutely everything there is about a company unless that is your
occupation. Now I'm not trying to demean the education of those that are astronauts or pilots here as I am not sure what your educational
certificates entail before you're even allowed to fly a plane. But I'll make a bet that your certificate, while it does entail an understanding of
flying the vehicle and mantaining it, I hardly doubt that it would entail that you build your own plane. That's not the perogative, only that you can
fly and maintain the equipment already built by someone that can (arguably of course) be considered more "educated" on the matter than you.
So to say "they must be intelligent" one must ask on what level? Have they streamlined their technology so that people that can be considered "less
educated" in their society can make the "jump to light speed"? or are we talking about serious intellectuals? (people with the level of education
as say, an astronaut) we simply don't know. Yes, if we're assuming aliens really are visiting us, they obviously do have technology that far
surpasses ours. But are we dealing with beings/pilots that have a high level of intelligence? or someone with the level of intelligence as "Joe
anybody, taking a vacation trip to the earth to relax and mess with earthlings?"
Yes one can definetely argue that we as a society grew along side the technology and slowly learned to understand it (cars), and that's definetely
true. But what level of intelligence driving the technology can only be left to supposition (an educated individual can drive a car just as well as
some ignorant drunkard. Same can apply to Aliens)
Point #2 coming up in a bit, please don't comment until I'm done. Thank you.
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